I didn’t cry. Savannah Indigo works as a bookseller at Readings Malvern. Something went wrong. A very clever and well written book, the premise of the little boy counting sheep to calm and ground himself so he could sleep became an all too frequent habit as his life spiralled out of control, through no fault of his own. I hope it gets released there Lory – as I said – it won the ‘best fiction of the year’ prize here, which is great. Their sad and beautiful story felt very real. Meet Jimmy Flick. She has written the screenplay for the film of One Foot Wrong and her second novel, The Eye of the Sheep, won the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award. But when Jimmy’s world falls apart, he has no one else to turn to. I note Laguna also writes for kids and the voice she gives to Jimmy (at 6 and 12) is genuine and insightful It’s obviously shaped by his abilities and occasional lack of comprehension and this offers we readers an amazingly objective view of his world. Post navigation. This book was totally engaging and never once slipped out of its viewpoint, while managing to convey a story way beyond the understanding of the protagonist. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Margot McGovern reviews The Eye of the Sheep (Allen & Unwin) by Sofie Laguna. Fiction The Eye of the Sheep SOFIE LAGUNAAllen & Unwin, $29.99. Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2016. This was a fascinating book. Sat, Dec 10, 2016, 00:00. She teaches him how to count sheep so that he can fall sleep. The Eye of the Sheep. --This text refers to an alternate, Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer, but after deciding law was not for her, she trained as an actor. I checked out her site for any interviews – was wondering about her experience with ASD kids etc – but couldn’t see any there. He has trouble slowing down and races around until he is out of control. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The Eye of the Sheep from Dymocks online bookstore. It had no suspenseful revealing of dark secrets, no romance, no psychopaths and no mind-twisting whodunnits. From The Eye of the Sheep. When I’m writing reviews I go back to those pages to remind myself of something in the plot, or an example of some beautiful writing. When he can't sleep at night because his cells are spinning too fast his Mum helps him count sheep and he imagines staring into the eye of the sheep and finding calmness. I also loved it and Favel Parrett’s books. Sofie is now an author, actor and playwright. She has been published in the US and the UK and in translation in Europe and Asia. To say it is an enjoyable read is to undermine its subject. I had to stop myself doing it in The Eye of the Sheep because I was folding over corner after corner. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 5, 2017. Then turn the page, “Oh, no… this one.” Rinse repeat. American Dirt: THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, An extraordinary achievement. Please try again. Writing a novel using the voice of a child with autism requires a sensitive knowledge of this complex condition; a sensitivity remarkably lacking in the school system experienced by the child. I can only apologise I didn’t read it sooner. The Eye of the Sheep is… Amazing writing. If you look deep into the eye of a sheep you can see a light. --This text refers to an alternate. It’s a story about a boy. And autism. 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